Deepika Padukone denies doing Mr & Mrs. Smith remake

Deepika Padukone

MUMBAI, Feb 24: Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has clarified that she is not doing a Bollywood remake of Mr & Mrs Smith. She also confirmed that she will not make a red carpet appearance at Oscars this weekend.

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has refuted rumours that she was working in the Bollywood remake of Hollywood movie Mr & Mrs Smith.

“Well, let’s set the record straight because there have been a lot of rumours regarding a lot of films I am supposedly doing. I think usually there is a lot of dignity involved when an actor is approached for a film, whether it’s a narration or when an actor saying yes or no to a film,” she said.

Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Mr & Mrs Smith (2005) is the story of a married couple that is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.

Deepika was speaking at the launch of Gillette Venus Breeze here.

“I had always maintained, when I am offered a film, I’ll talk about it, if not, I’ll never talk about it. All the speculation can go on. The only film I am doing now is Padmavati, it’s consuming all my life. When I have something else to talk about I will do that,” she said.

The Bajirao Mastani star said, “There is a certain decorum, conduct when you’re offered a film, whether you do it or don’t. I feel it’s not a very classy thing when an untrue information is given out regarding my work.”

After making the Hollywood debut with xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, there were reports that Deepika may walk the red carpet at the Academy Awards. However, when quizzed about her Oscar appearance, the actress, clearing the air, said: “That’s an interesting question but no, no.”

Padmavati is helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and also features Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles.AGENCIES